Please Don’t Eat the Ribbons!

presentation1Am I the only one

whose little cat thinks

each bit of Christmas ribbon

is a strand of al dente pasta?

Then discovering it’s nasty

that in fact it’s quite vile

hurls it up

in cheery piles

of multicolored Christmas bile?

With a cack, cack, cack

she puts it all back

then goes and eats some morekitten-eating-ribbon-by-tony-campbell

Yes, it’s she we adore

but on days like these

I must admit

I want to murder her

a little bit

or at least to scream,

“Why do you do that, cat?”

But I’ll never know

so, I’ll close now, I guess

with this feline greeting so bright

 “Happy Catmess to all

and to all a good night!”


About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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13 Responses to Please Don’t Eat the Ribbons!

  1. Just your cat being a Christmas cat and getting in the holiday spirit. Break out the catnip!

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  2. LOL! Delightful…and totally gross. 🙂

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  3. rabirius says:

    Too late. And now I’m really full. 🙂

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  5. thebenedictineoblate says:

    My cat, Snot, has a thing for bags (yes, his name is Snot. He was a rescue and suffered every ailment including cat scratch fever as a kitten–yes it’s a real thing, and transmittable to humans–so as a result he walks around sneezing and hacking up snot to this day 🙂 it’s also helpful that he happens to also be a little snot). I have to hide my shopping bags because if any are left anywhere in reach (heaven forbid on the floor) he takes them and claims them… so the other day I was wrapping some gifts, and using some gift bags… needless to say, Snot is now very fond of his newest score, a Christmas gift bag.

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  6. dawnlizjones says:

    Plenty of stories I can tell on my dog(s).

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  7. Dede says:

    My cat skips the ribbon. He prefers the fake Christmas tree!!

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  8. That intro scene would make a GREAT Christmas card! hahah!

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